Msungama admits using taxpayers money for India medical trip:  ‘I had no hair transplant’

Embattled Minister of Youth and Sports Ulemu Msungama has admitted that he is paranoid with his hair loss but has denied that he underwent a hair transplant during his recent medical trip to India, which he conceded was a cost to the taxpayer.

Msungama: Confirms he is paranoid with his bald  areas on his head but uses fibbers and did not undergo hair transplant

Briefing journalists in Lilongwe on Tuesday, Msungama  said government funded his air tickets and accommodation in India.

But he said the trip was to get  medical help on a leg problem and said he had taken advantage of the trip to undergo  a lipomas  surgery on his back and  back of his head [Zotupa}.

Msungama said he had no hair transplant but he uses a  fibre hair chemical.

“I use hair building fibbers to cover the bald areas on my head,” said Msungama.

The minister said the fibbers are  bought off the shelf at pharmacies in  UK by his brother  at the equivalent of K20000 a bottle.

“The truth of the matter is that I never had hair transplant and the bandage that covered my head was meant to cover the back of my head where the lipomas had been removed,” said Msungama, a close ally to President Lazarus Chakwera.

The minister said he  sustained a leg injury while playing social football at Parliament in August 2019, saying has been to Beit Cure hospital and was later referred to India for knee surgery by Kamuzu Central Hospital, so he decided to use the opportunity to undergo further surgeries.

He, however, said despite government paying for his air ticket and accommodation, the medical treatment was settled through his  Masm   (Medical Aid Society of Malawi  —the country’s biggest health insurance scheme by membership).

“I did consult Masm,  if the scheme would also cover my three Lipomas, two at the back and one just at the back of my head. These Lipomas were also removed in India,” he said.

He said it was  MASM which  further engaged Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH)  to verify if indeed his leg problem required this referral treatment and KCH confirmed that indeed Msungama  really needed to travel for possible knee surgery  to avoid amputating  the leg.

During the news conference Albert Mungumo, the Central Region Branch Manager for MASM said the medical aid scheme would foot all costs once furnished with information from India.

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Che Bauleni
Che Bauleni
6 months ago

If Chakwera is able to read the work of his ministers ,this guy Msungama shud be chopped from his position .The guy msungama has the DNA of abusing government money ….remember he is the same guy who escorted the frames team just for tourism sake in Bukinafaso ….Kuwononga ndalama zaboma is deep rooted in his blood .But Msungama remember 2025 this act will haunt you

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

The ministers should be the last people to seek medical attention outside Malawi. Do you think they will improve our hospitals when they know that they get help elsewhere? If anything they should be using their own resources and no poor man’s resources which could have gone to improve the poorly equipped hospitals and schools. Ministers should not be allowed to send their children to private schools. What are their running away from government schools? Can you imagine that even JZU sent his son to The Polytechnic? Dalton Katopola too. The Kandodos etc. We expect MCP not to follow the… Read more »

BigMan
BigMan
6 months ago

What a useless waste of time.

Mpakateni
6 months ago

Someone who cannot thank God for making him what he is. Will you make yourself younger when you grow older? Stupid kang’wing’wi.

Zabweka
Zabweka
6 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

Yes stupid Kang’wing’wi or chazunda.

Amzeru aku mmawa
6 months ago

Tinavoteranso zosathandiza konse ayi. Wayamba kulithyola bodza mwana was mchewa. nduna iyi ndisazaionenso

Limma
Limma
6 months ago

HRCD, HECC, HR-whatever.. muli kuti and mukuti chani? It’s so disgusting to see this conduct raising its nasty head yet again in Malawi. A Chakwera, I thought you understood that this is the very same kind of looting that made us vote out DPP. This is the very same actions that brought about presidential change in our country. Malawians are not idiots. Is this the high five we voted for? Malawians are sick and tired of this conduct. Is it really that hard to love Malawians and be honourable custodians of their money? Anthu inu, how can you be so… Read more »

Nyoni
Nyoni
6 months ago

Chakwera and his Tonse alliance bending Malawians over and taking them for a ride. 2025 ikuchedwa

Ovota okhumudwa
Ovota okhumudwa
6 months ago

He is obsessed with his looks just as he is obsessed with sleeping with akazi aeni ake town. Shame.
He has to pay back our money

Peter Phiri
Peter Phiri
6 months ago

Mr Mwaziona. A silly comment from an imbecile. Kambala is a star performer, as Kamuzu would say. This man has tirelessly worked to end the blackouts which we experienced in this country. What did he steal? He ernoumously suffered during the Dpp regime. His Company, never got any Government contracts coz he was in the opposition. Being a positive individual he had many contracts in Zambia, not his native Malawi. As for Rashy, he is a very big business man and very successful. Pita akakulemba ntchito. If you don’t have any constructive comment please just stay put.

Shona
6 months ago

Where is Mtambo, Chirima etc.

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